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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online leadership in educational administration degree include those pursuing leadership positions such as principal, director, superintendent at the school or district level or higher education faculty positions.

Twelve of the top 50 employers of Capella alumni are colleges or universities (as reported by CareerBuilder).

Career Builder Alumni Outcomes Data, Q2 2014

Potential Employment Settings

  • Alternative school
  • Charter school
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • P–12 private school
  • P–12 public school
  • School district office
  • State education department

Common Job Titles/Positions*

District Leadership

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Assessment and compliance coordinator
  • Assistant superintendent
  • Curriculum director
  • Director for student services
  • Director of instructional technology
  • District program director
  • Full-time faculty
  • Superintendent

School Leadership

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Assistant principal
  • Director for student services
  • Director of instructional technology
  • Full-time faculty
  • Principal
  • Special education director

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

School of Education Doctoral Degree Graduates

Data from graduates of the PhD in Education program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 77%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 75%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 87%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or “agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 51%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 42%Assumed leadership responsibilities 55%Received a salary increase 63%Received a promotion 48%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.